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Moon Calendar

HalfMoonStars - CopyHave need of a moon calendar? You can find tons out there, so I’m sharing some of the ones I like with brief review:

zodiacartsZodiacarts.com’s Moon calendar page provides a nice calendar that includes Void-of-course, and ‘handshake’ days (geared for business days).  It doesn’t seem to include a print page, but you can save the calendar graphic and insert into a document to print.

They only include a few months at a time.

moonconnection

MoonConnection.com offers a nice visual based calendar. This provides only moon phases, but you can look up any month up to 2024. It also includes tons of information in regards to the moon, and you can get an iPhone or Android app, or one for the desktop.

Do you keep a moon calendar in your Book of Shadows? Do you make your own? Post in comments.

DIY goddess tutorial video- very cool idea

I found video by Morganna RavenMoon in my travels on the Web, and love the idea of doing my own statue rather than buying one. By making it yourself, you can infuse more of ‘you’ in the tools you have on your altar.

Her Youtube channel offers tons of neat idea for Sabbat practice and more. She doesn’t post new videos, but started a new channel with a fresh focus.

Mixed family altar

Not all pagan keep permanent altars in their homes, and sometimes its because not everyone follows the same path. You can, however, provide a mixed family altar where everyone can combine their beliefs in one place.

You will need;

Mutual respect. Even if someone is Christian, you should respect that path and if they wish to set up a cross or similar religious symbol. Sharing respect strengthens family bonds, and helps encourage one another in their spiritual path.

Candles. If you worry about fire, you can also use the flameless candles. Its for the mood, to symbolize enlightening and energy.

Offering plate (or bowl, basket or other container). Here is where family can put prayers, promises, offerings, and other items in a single space for the Divine. I would suggest including a small pad of paper with pencil so members can jot down words when the need arises.

Offerings can often take many forms such as food, drink, incense, prayers, promises, shiny things, and intentions. You could even put money, and then the family can vote on where to send and which charity.

Season and holiday symbols. For instance, a spring altar might include eggs, flowers, but also crosses, and symbols of Christ’s resurrection.  A winter solstice them can include symbols of the god, but also a nativity scene.

The family altars becomes a special place where members can individually or as a group, gather together for prayer and spiritual expression.